Peter writes books for 7 – 13 year olds. He is the author of the popular Mokee Joe series and the chilling Bonebreaker trilogy. His debut novel, Mokee Joe is Coming! was winner of the 'Sheffield Children’s Book Award' in the shorter novel category. Bonebreaker was voted as the 'Bedfordshire Children’s Book of the Year.' Scabbajack, Peter’s seventh book, recently won the 'Stockton Children’s Book Award.' Peter believes in bringing his spooky stories to life by using realistic settings and basing them on historical facts. As one child-reviewer said of Mokee Joe – 'Peter J Murray’s stories are pure fantasy, but totally believable!'
Peter is passionate in his quest to promote literacy in schools and to inspire even the least confident children to use their imagination and achieve creative success. When not writing, he is guaranteed to be found in schools anywhere across the UK and increasingly abroad. As a result of being ‘discovered’ by a leading US educational charity, The Carmel Hill Foundation www.carmelhill.org, Peter’s books are now widely read in New York and Louisiana. His latest Mokee Joe book - Mokee Joe: Mutant Resurrection – was launched in the world famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York, in front of 1500 enthusiastic fans.
To quote Peter: 'Whenever I think things can’t get any better or more exciting… they do!'
Peter J Murray News
Jul 10ISLE OF WIGHT PEARLS
To round off our academic year, Kath and I (and Simon) are at our favourite place…the Isle of Wight. We absolutely love it here! Three ‘Isle of Wight pearls’ to work in – Wooton Primary, Arreton St George and Broadlea Primary…followed by a complete week’s rest on this fab isle. Ann Moran welcomed us back [...]
Jul 0110th ANNIVERSARY ROTHERHAM WEEK SUCCESS!
Our good friend, Debbie Billard, of St Anne’s Juniors and Infant School in Rotherham, took it upon herself to suggest and arrange a fabulous week of events to celebrate ten years of me working as a children’s author. We are so grateful to her for all her hard work on our behalf…hope you like the flowers, Debbie! [...]
Jun 20NE TRIP BEST EVER!
We have one book-signing left to do up here in Alnwick and then it’s all over! Our North East tour comes to an end. Kath and I have mixed feelings of relief – that all eleven schools have gone so well -but sadness that the tour has come to an end. We have enjoyed it so much. Without exception, [...]